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National Fossil Day & 10 Million Year-Old Fossils in Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 12, 2016 10:31:53 AM

It's National Fossil Day and what better way to celebrate than to learn about the amazing fossils found at one of EP Minerals' diatomaceous earth mines. 10-20 million years ago, Northern Nevada was covered by a freshwater lake that was full of stickleback fish - small spiny-rayed fish that lived during the Miocene Epoch. Recently, EP Minerals hosted a group of 40 Nevada teachers at our diatomaceous earth mine quarry to fossil hunt as part of the Nevada Mining Association's Teacher Education program. The program is designed to encourage teachers to incorporate more mining education, geology and Nevada mineral history into their classrooms. Here's a look at the teacher's group at the DE mine and some of their "treasure"-- 10 million year old stickleback fish fossils. 

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Topics: Community involvement

EP Minerals Gives Back with Middleton, TN Babe Ruth Field Renovation

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 12, 2015 9:38:00 AM

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Picture this. Ratty infield. Dry, hard, weathered home plate. Neglected, weedy pitcher’s mound.

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Topics: Community involvement, Sports Field

EP Minerals Hosts Geological Society of Nevada at Diatomaceous Earth Mine

Posted by Julie Brown

May 26, 2015 4:41:00 PM

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Last week, EP Minerals toured members of the Geological Society of Nevada’s 2015 Reno Symposium at our Hazen diatomaceous earth (DE) mine. Our goal was to educate the GSN members about our unique industrial mineral, DE, and to encourage them to educate others. Their goal was to find stickleback fish fossils from millions of years ago that are found in the DE ore.

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Eagle Scouts Use Axis DE for Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Trail Project

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 6, 2014 2:12:00 PM

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Recently, EP Minerals donated several tons of Axis DE (diatomaceous earth) to Boy Scout Troop 443 for trail repairs on the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway for an Eagle Scout Project.  

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10 million year-old fish fossils buried in diatomaceous earth mine

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 29, 2014 3:44:00 PM

10-20 million years ago, Hazen, Nevada, was covered by a lake that was full of stickleback fish - small spiny-rayed fish that lived during the Miocene Epoch. Recently, EP Minerals hosted a group of 40 Nevada teachers at our Hazen diatomaceous earth mine quarry to fossil hunt as part of the Nevada Mining Association's Teacher Education program. The program is designed to encourage teachers to incorporate more mining education, geology and Nevada mineral history into their classrooms. Here's a look at the teacher's group at the mine and some of their 10 million year old stickleback fish fossils. 

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Topics: Community involvement

Habitat for Humanity

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Jul 11, 2013 9:51:25 AM

In June 2013, several of our employees volunteered to soak up some sun and warmth while learning firsthand what it takes to build a house.

 

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Reno’s Habitat for Humanity (http://www.habitatforhumanityreno.org/) gave us the opportunity to swing hammers and wield paint brushes in a manner that would have made Michelangelo proud.  Under the tutelage of Mark, the site manager, we painted, sawed, and hammered like fiends.  In the end, we were hot, sunburned, and dirty, but we left with a sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that whoever would be moving into the houses we had worked on would reap the benefit of us having given our all.

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